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Far more than an anthology, this gripping collection of writings tells the story of World War I from the perspective of those who endured its horrors both home and abroad. From the men who served in Europe come accounts of fear, tedium, horror, and occasional joy, while those on the home front describe the pain of waiting for news of their loved ones. Along with selectionsFar more than an anthology, this gripping collection of writings tells the story of World War I from the perspective of those who endured its horrors both home and abroad. From the men who served in Europe come accounts of fear, tedium, horror, and occasional joy, while those on the home front describe the pain of waiting for news of their loved ones. Along with selections from letters, diary entries, and memoirs, famous songs sung in the trenches as well as poems from soldiers and noted authors alike are also included. Together these documents create a seamless and movingly immediate narrative of one of the century’s most infamous conflicts....

Title : For King and Country: Voices from the First World War
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ISBN : 9780316027434
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 480 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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For King and Country: Voices from the First World War Reviews

  • Claire
    2018-12-03 01:11

    This excellent anthology recounts the history of the First World War from the perspective of those who fought in it as well as the politicians and civilians on the home front. Divided into sections which represent each year of the war, this moving and compelling book introduces the reader to soldiers, sailors and airmen of all ranks and from all sides of the conflict, along with the medical staff and chaplains who cared for their physical and spiritual needs. We also encounter families waiting to hear from their men on the front line, politicians and public figures appalled by the progress of the war and civilian workers who provided the munitions needed by the soldiers in France. MacArthur does a very good job of letting these stories, diary extracts, letters, songs, and memoirs speak for themselves, simply providing basic autobiographical details and context for each extract. Well worth reading for anyone interested in the human cost of war.